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6 Multiple choice questions

  1. The ability to produce language (the opposite of comprehension).
  2. Difficulties acquiring language in the absence of any other mental, sensory, motoric, emotional, or experiential deficits (functional disorder).
  3. The ability to understand language (the opposite of expression).
  4. Refers to the child's level of development in a given area (language). It is the age of most typically developing children at the time their language is similar to the language of the child being tested.
  5. A team of professionals works together to evaluate a child. Members of the team are not limited to the evaluation of any single area of development.
  6. The use of speech or writing to express meaning.

6 True/False questions

  1. Neutralist ApproachAn approach to identifying language disorders in which clinicians account for social norms and potential social, educational, vocational, and economic consequences of the child's language abilities in the decision-making process.


  2. Pre-linguistic CommunicationOccurs before the child uses words. It includes gestures and non-word vocalizations.


  3. Multi-disciplinary AssessmentMembers of an assessment team conduct their own independent assesments of the child's abilities that relate to their own interest areas (SLPs evaluate speech and language only, physical therapists--motor abilities). In a summary meeting, each member of the team shares their findings and recommends treatment. The emphasis is on the parts of the child rather than the whole child.


  4. FormRefers to the meaning of language (semantics)


  5. Standardized AssessmentAdministration of formal tests to determine how a child's performance on an aspect of language compares to the average performance of children who are the same chronological age.


  6. Chronological AgeDetermining a child's age to compare them to other children the same age. We typically use years and months (2;3--2 years; 3 months).


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